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Reporting Services – extract to PDF / Excel

As most would be aware, the Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services functionality is mainly for use within ASP.NET – and browser-based solutions.

What if you want to initiate a report from within a “WinForms” app…?

One thought is to include code to re-direct to a browser – but a better way is to auto-extract (render) as PDF – or MS-Excel. This uses the Reporting Services Web Service – to drive RS from underneath.

Refer to this post on the MSDN Channel 9 forum – with some sample code.

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